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Overview

Red Tide by Larry Niven

Loosely based on Larry Niven's 1973 novella "Flash Crowd," Red Tide continues to examine the social consequences of the impact of having instantaneous teleportation, where humans can instantly travel long distances in milliseconds.***

This is a theme that has fascinated the author throughout his career and even appears in his seminal work Ringworld, where the central character celebrates his birthday by instantly teleporting himself to different time zones, extending his "birthday." The author also discusses the impact of such instantaneous transportation in his essay, "Exercise in Speculation: The Theory and Practice of Teleportation." ***

Larry Niven is joined by two younger writers, Brad R. Torgersen and Matthew J. Harrington, as they take on this challenging idea and further develop the theories and concepts that Niven originally presented in "Flash Crowd."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612421322
Publisher: Arc Manor
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 568,122
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Larry Niven is a prolific American science fiction writer. His best known works are a collection of short stories and books informally referred to as "Tales of Known Space". The first book in the Known Space series is Ringworld, and it received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. Niven has also written fantasy novels, including the series The Magic Goes Away. He has also collaborated with fellow science fiction authors Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes on several books.

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Red Tide 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging with interesting speculations. Liked the end of the last story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection is a good trip into interesting concepts and ideas. Well worth he reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful collection of stories with the theme of teleportation and it's repercussions. Well written and thought provoking.
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TXWeisberg More than 1 year ago
Classic Larry Niven. Great choice of co-authors. Should have been at least one story longer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it